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At least one dead and scores injured after train crash in New Jersey

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By Catherine Hardy  with Wires
At least one dead and scores injured after train crash in New Jersey

At least one person has died and 100 have been injured in a major rush-hour train crash at a commuter station in a suburb of New York City.

Officials also say more than 100 people have been injured, some seriously, at the accident at a station in Hoboken.

What happened?

Eyewitnesses say the train, coming in from New York State, overshot the end of the platform.

It crashed through ticket barriers into the concourse of the station.

According to reports, the carriages concertina-ed upwards and shattered the station’s glass roof.

Widespread damage

Emergency crews raced to the scene, including more than two dozen ambulances.

Images uploaded to social media show severe damage to the train and widespread structural damage to the station concourse.

Injured people can be seen being led away for treatment.

Commuter hub for New York City

The train was coming in from New York State.

Hoboken is around ten kilometres from Manhattan. Many people use the line to commute into New York City for work.

The New Jersey Transit Authority says services have been suspended in and out of the station while the emergency is ongoing.

Hoboken is six hours behind Central European Time. The crash happened iat 8.30 am, right in the middle of the Thursday rush-hour.

Investigators have arrived at the scene.

Officials say the train driver survived the impact.